End Greyhound Racing!

End This!


Lucy Smith, Reporter

Greyhounds are known to be affectionate, gentle, and intelligent dogs, but thousands of greyhounds are forced to race yearly.
Greyhounds that are used for races will live in tiny crates that are stacked on top of each other for 20 or more hours daily. Due to inadequate attention to their needs, many racing greyhounds have fleas, ticks, and internal parasites.
While many states have already ended the tradition of racing greyhounds, states such as Arkansas, Iowa, Texas, and West Virginia still continue these races.
It’s very important to stop these states from continuing greyhound races because of the following statistics.
Over 3,000 greyhounds have gotten injured when on the racing track. These greyhounds that have gotten injured on the track have suffered broken legs, broken skulls, broken backs, paralysis, and electrocution. There are also 909 greyhounds that have died while racing.
There are 27 cases of greyhound neglect. These cases consisted of greyhounds being starved to death, no veterinary care, poor kennel conditions, and greyhounds being forced to consume cocaine.
Greyhounds have the same emotions as any other house dog, let’s stop treating them like objects that we can bet on.